Malaria is an everyday threat to families around the world, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Here’s 5 quick facts about malaria you might not be aware of.
It may seem like a strange topic for a website dedicated to better sleep but it does actually have something to do with sleep. We are a proud to support the Against Malaria Foundation in its campaign to protect people from the spread of this disease through the distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets that cover beds while people in affected areas sleep.
5 facts about malaria showing the dire importance of this great cause
It is estimated that nearly one million people die from malaria each year.
- 20% of the deaths are children under the age of five – the equivalent to one child dying of malaria in Africa every 30 seconds.
- Malaria is the world’s single largest killer of pregnant women.
- 90% of malaria deaths are in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- This disease can be prevented by ensuring that people in affected areas are sleeping under mosquito nets, specifically long-lasting insecticide-treated nets.
If you would like more information on how these nets can help prevent the spread of malaria, please visit our site here. You can also watch the video below.
Not only do we care about your sleep here in the Western hemisphere, we care about those that can have a better night of sleep by knowing they are safe under their net.
If you would like to join us in supporting this incredible organization, please visit their site here to donate.